PENDLETON – Sauren Garton pitched three sterling innings and Chloe Taber had three runs to help Pendleton to a 16-1 Intermountain Conference victory over Redmond on Tuesday April 20.
“We still have a lot of things to work on,” said Pendleton coach Tim Cary. “It’s a good way to start the league with four wins, and we know we’ll find ourselves in more difficult situations that we have to be prepared for.”
Garton started the game, allowing no hits and striking out six. Kylie Parsons pitched the fourth inning, allowing a run on two hits.
“She’s played two great games in a row,” Cary said of Garton. “She gives us the opportunity to win every time she’s in the circle.”
Taber went 2-for-4 on the day with two runs scored, while Maria Lilienthal went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs batted in. Daisy Jenness had a double and a triple, and Bri Youncs had a two-run triple.
The Bucks (4-0) will host Redmond on Saturday at 11 a.m., then play Bend at 1:30 p.m.
PILOT ROCK / NIXYAAWII 15-15, UMATILLA 0-0 – The Rockets have won two non-league games in four innings at home against the visiting Vikings.
In the first game, Celia Farrow pitched a full game, taking out six. At home plate, she had three hits, including a solo home run in the park.
Aiva Ellis added two hits, also hitting a solo home run in the park.
In Game 2, Madyson Moffit and Ellis combined for the shutout.
Farrow led the way with three hits, while Madyson Moffit, McKenzie Bennett and Paige Moffit all had two hits.
“We’re starting to show our ‘A’ game,” Rockets coach Bill Zyph said. “The Nixyaawii girls played really well for us.”
The Rockets (4-0) will start the league game at 3 p.m. Friday at Union / Cove.
WESTON-MCEWEN 9-17, MCLOUGHLIN 5-12 – The TigerScots used a seven-point fifth inning to open a tight game and win their double-headed game opener with the host Pioneers.
Hailey Stallings hit a brace and led in three runs for WM, while Taylor Quaempts went 3-for-3 with three RBIs.
In Game 2, WM broke a 10-10 tie with seven runs in the final two innings to complete the sweep.
Stallings, Quaempts, Bailey Moore and Genna Robinson each led in two points for the TigerScots (2-3).
PENDLETON 10, REDMOND 2 – Tucker Zander pitched four two-stroke innings and struck out eight as the Bucks claimed an Intermountain Conference road victory over the Panthers.
“He pitched well, took the lead in the strike zone and pitched the ball well today,” said Pendleton coach TJ Haguewood.
The Bucks took a 3-0 lead after three innings and led 6-2 after four. Three runs at the start of the seventh inning sealed the victory.
“At first our hands were a little slow,” Haguewood said. “As the game progressed, we got better at batting. Traveling this far and getting a league victory is an advantage. “
Easton Corey had three runs for the Bucks, while Payton Lambert had a pair of doubles. Blake Swanson and Nic Sheley each led in two points.
It was the first game for the Panthers, who had just been released from a COVID quarantine.
“They did well on their first outing,” Haguewood said. “They’re going to want to come after us on Saturday.”
Pendleton will host Redmond at noon Saturday.
SOUTHRIDGE 11, HERMISTON 7 – The Bulldogs took a 3-0 lead early on, but the host Suns rallied for five runs in the third set and three more in the fifth to secure a victory at the Mid-Columbia Conference.
Hermiston beat the Suns 9-8, but couldn’t run across the plate.
Tanner McKoy had two runs for the Bulldogs (3-6 MCC), while Spencer Juul and Chase Elliott each hit a brace.
HEPPNER / IONE 5, UMATILLA 0 – The Mustangs used solid throws and quality at-bats to beat the host Vikings in a non-championship game.
Hayden Hyatt started for Heppner, pitching 3 2/3 innings. He allowed two hits while striking out eight. Mike Jaca stepped in to remove four.
“They put on a fantastic game,” Umatilla coach Jon Garrett said of the Mustangs. “They were in control of the area very well. They are certainly two of the best pitchers we have faced this year.
Toby Nation went 2×4 with an RBI for Heppner (4-0), while Cason Cimmiyotti was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
James Wilson had both Vikings hits – a pair of singles.
MCLOUGHLIN 5, UNION 4 – Cooper Waltermire hit a two-run low in the seventh inning to help the Pioneers to a non-championship win over the Bobcats.
Union had scored three runs early in the sixth inning to take a 3-2 lead. Mac-Hi added a point at the bottom of the inning to tie the score at 3-3.
A run by the Bobcats in the seventh gave them a 4-3 lead.
Waltermire had two of the Pioneers’ five hits, while Chase Fones hit a brace and Javi Esparza stole two bases.
Cooper Yensen pitched six innings, striking out 10, for the Pioneers.
STANFIELD / ECHO 4, WESTON-MCEWEN 1 – The visiting Tigers won all but the No. 1 singles match, giving the TigerScots a loss.
Creed Russell and Josue Hernandez won singles matches for the Tigers, who also won both doubles matches.
Lebraun Albert claimed WM’s only victory, beating Dysen Wilson 8-3 in the No.1 singles.
HERMISTON 5, CHIAWANA 2 – The Bulldogs have improved to 7-0 this season with a Mid-Columbia Conference road victory over the Riverhawks.
Addie Caplinger improved to 6-1 at No.1 in singles with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Sydney Smith.
Grace Lind added a win at No.2 in singles, beating McKaila Balcom 6-0, 6-4.
The Bulldogs swept the double, led by No. 1 team Violet Mitchell and Ashlyn Hofbauer, who beat Carson Fangman and Paige Beck 6-3, 6-2.
WESTON-MCEWEN 4, STANFIELD / ECHO – Jacqlyn Albert led a four-game winning streak in singles as the TigerScots beat the visiting Tigers.
Albert beat Zoe Russell 8-2, while Skyla Muilenberg, Makaela Smith, and Shaely McNeil also claimed victories.
Stanfield’s Zoe Russell and Eida Piercy outscored Muilenberg and Smith 8-2 for the Tiger’s lone victory.
Blue Mountain and Columbia Basin College shared their AFAC East volleyball games, with host Timberwolves winning the opener 27-29, 25-19, 15-10.
Jaycee Weathermon led the BMCC with 11 assists and six digs, while Kenzie Williams handed in our 30 assists and Amanda Brown added eight assists.
In Game 2, the Hawks came away with a 25-20, 23-25, 15-11 victory.
Brown had seven assists, Williams 25 assists and Malena Ratcliff 13 digs for the Timberwolves.
Women’s college basketball
COLUMBIA BASIN 74, BLUE MOUNTAIN 60 – The Hawks took a 25-14 lead after the first quarter and never lagged behind in posting a home win for NWAC East over the Timberwolves (0-3).
Madi McKrola led BMCC with 21 points and 12 laps, while McKeeley Tonkin added 15 points and seven rebounds. They were the only two BMCC players to score in double digits.
Aaliyah Anderson came off the bench to lead CBC (1-2) with 20 points and nine rebounds.